Saudis reviewing school curricula and books to combat ‘extremist ideologies’

Saudis reviewing school curricula and books to combat ‘extremist ideologies’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2018 Saudi Arabia is removing all traces of the Muslim Brotherhood from its school curricula and will fire any education personnel who sympathize with the group, the kingdom’s education minister said. The move is part of the education ministry’s plan to “combat extremist ideologies by reviewing school curricula and books […]

Egypt, Saudi sign $10 billion deal for megacity project in Sinai

Egypt, Saudi sign $10 billion deal for megacity project in Sinai

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2018 Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed to establish a $10 billion investment fund that will allow the Saudis to build a portion of their planned Neom megacity in parts of the southern Sinai. The two countries signed the deal during the March 4 visit to Egypt by Saudi Crown […]

Saudi crown prince warns Turkey now part of ‘triangle of evil’

Saudi crown prince warns Turkey now part of ‘triangle of evil’

by WorldTribune Staff, March 8, 2018 Turkey has aligned itself with Iran and other hardline Islamist groups in the Mideast to form a “triangle of evil,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said. During his recent visit to Egypt, his first foreign trip since becoming heir to the Saudi throne, the crown prince also accused […]

Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to allow overflights to Israel

Netanyahu: Saudi Arabia to allow overflights to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, March 6, 2018 Saudi Arabia has committed to allow Air India the use of Saudi airspace for its new routes to and from Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said on March 5. Netanyahu made the announcement in Washington after his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. There was no immediate […]

Saudi denies opening airspace to Air India flights to Israel

Saudi denies opening airspace to Air India flights to Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, February 9, 2018 Saudi Arabia is denying reports that it has lifted the 70-year-old ban on flights to Israel passing through Saudi airspace. Several media reports on Feb. 7 said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to allow Air India to use Saudi airspace in its new flights from New Delhi to Tel […]

Saudi first: Kingdom bans expatriates from 12 job types

Saudi first: Kingdom bans expatriates from 12 job types

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2018 Saudi Arabia is reserving 12 job types for Saudi nationals only. A decree issued by Saudi Minister of Labor and Social Development Ali Al-Ghafees said that 12 retail jobs in the kingdom will be off-limits for non-Saudis as of September 2018, Arab News reported on Jan. 30. “While the […]

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Contrasting revolutions change face of Middle East in 2018

Iran and Saudi Arabia: Contrasting revolutions change face of Middle East in 2018

Special to WorldTribune.com By Dr. Jack Caravelli, Geostrategy-Direct At the start of 2018, Saudi Arabia and Iran are engrossed in fundamental social change, but their approaches are taking their nations in polar opposite directions. The strikingly opposite differences illuminate the vast changes sweeping the region. Led by the bold policies of youthful Saudi Crown Prince […]

Hard time: Saudi princes jailed after staging protest over state payments of their utility bills

Hard time: Saudi princes jailed after staging protest over state payments of their utility bills

by WorldTribune Staff, January 7, 2018 Saudi authorities on Jan. 4 arrested 11 royal family members who protested a decree which ordered the state to stop paying their electric and water bills. “No one is above the law in Saudi Arabia, everyone is equal and is treated the same as others,” Saudi Attorney General Sheikh […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]